Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York
 
About Us

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Charter School of Educational Excellence (“CSEE”) is to produce students who meet or exceed all New York State learning standards.  CSEE will do this by creating a challenging learning environment with high expectations for every child with an emphasis on the basic subject areas of English-language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.  The school will employ standards based and research proven curriculum, implement best educational practices, use a variety of assessments to measure on-going student progress in skills and content learning, and support teachers with professional development activities that are aligned to the instructional program.  CSEE’s emphasis on basic subjects will give students a strong academic foundation that will allow them to become critical thinkers and life-long learners.  The school will also expose students to a diverse curriculum that promotes appreciation of art, music, and cultural awareness.  The Charter School of Educational Excellence will provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students and foster a strong partnership with families and the community.

Philosophy

The fundamental belief at the Charter School of Educational Excellence is that ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN.  All children have the right to attend schools in which they can progress and learn.  They shall have a real opportunity to learn equally rigorous content.  We hold our school accountable to the same standards as those of the highest performing schools in our state.

The Charter School of Educational Excellence encourages teachers to engage in “Performance-based” instruction, so that our students learn both the basics and the higher-level skills they will need after graduation.  Performance-based classes are more difficult to design and teach than the lecture approach, but they help children learn better and become excited about learning.  Children learn by doing.  Students are required to prove, through their projects and presentations, that they have mastered knowledge and skills in language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.

Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York

Meetings & Announcements

October 1st

Circus Day
Students engage in a variety of circus themed activities; juggling, balancing, etc.

K, 1st and 2nd Grade Apple Picking Trip
Students will learn about the fall harvest and the life cycle of an apple.

Fire Safety (K-4)
Students will learn the dangers of fire and practice how to evacuate a smoky room with the Yonkers Fire Department.

October 7, 2014—HALF DAY

Students will be dismissed at 12 pm
Professional Development for Teachers

October 13, 2014 

Columbus Day—School Closed

Fuel Up To Play 60 5th-8th Grade
Students will engage in the “Fuel Up to Play 60”’s kick-off celebration

Smoothie Fridays!

Animal Cruelty Presentation 2nd – 3rd Grade
Presented by the Westchester District Attorney’s Office, students will learn the importance of humane treatment towards ALL creatures.

October 15, 2014

Teatro SEA
Little Red Riding Hood, Grades k-8

October 16, 2014

P.T.O. Meeting
Parents will meet to discuss upcoming school events and fundraising opportunities.

October 17, 2014

Dress Down Day for Kindergarten to 8th grade
$2.00 per student.
(All funds collected from Dress Down Day are applied to CSEE’s Theatre Fund) 

Cyberbullying Workshop for 7th and 8th Grade
Presented by the Westchester District Attorney’s Office, students will learn the importance of safe internet habits.

October 18, 2014

MEGA Tag Sale
Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Baked Goods and Great Food
Click here for the flyer.

October 28, 2014

School Wide Bake Sale
(All funds collected will go to the interactive theater presentations)

October 30th, Thursday Night

Halloween Bash
Students will celebrate with dance, food, and games in their Halloween costumes.